TUBA CITY-Taking academic competition and your future college career seriously has been on the minds of 10 Tuba City High School seniors for the past four years. This will now pay off by sweeping major university scholarships and internship opportunities with exotic travel and complex work assignments not far behind.
This year's Tuba City High School top 10 seniors are: Ashley C. Brown, McKenzie Butler, Terrance Geneeha, Sean C. Gishi, Jessica M. Goatcher, Mia J. Henderson, Christopher S. Holve, Kirsten E. Nelson, LaKota Scott and Chelsea Sieweyumptewa.
TC's 2007 valedictorian Jessica Goatcher won Northern Arizona University's President's Scholarship, the Raymond Educational Foundation Scholarship, Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Scholarship and the U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award.
TC's 2007 salutatorian Christopher Holve won a $1,000 Grand Canyon Trust Scholarship, University of Arizona's Presidents Award for Excellence, Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Scholarship and the U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award.
TC High's head counselor Karen Garcia was thrilled to provide the complete list of seniors who took major university awards and competitive grant opportunities for those students who plan to go onto four-year institutions with their diplomas in hand.
The following 18 TC High seniors were awarded the Arizona Private School Scholarship at $1,000 per student: Frankie Carr Jr., Martina Dele, Eve Hosteen, Alex Howard, Brianna Little, George Manygoats Jr., Stephany Manygoats, Edwin Nez, Shane Nez, Vannessa Poleahla, Jerrett Roy, Jessica Secody, Jerral Singer, Charmayne, Watson, Shundeen Williams, Benjamin L. Yazzie, Sasha L. Yazzie and Steven Yazzie.
Ashley C. Brown, Chelsea Sieweyumptewa and Jordan J. Begay each were awarded a $1,000 Carol Burnett Writer's Scholarship.
Other awardees are as follows:
one $4,000 College of Easter Utah Scholarship Highest Merit to Kevin Attikai;
two $3,200 High Merit scholarships to Lee Ann Dejolie, and Marlissa Boone;
four $500 Honors Merit scholarships to Malcolm Manygoats, Ashton Norris, Jolene Bigman and Amber Hammons;
four Housing Scholarship awards to Cherith Nez, Vanessa Poleahla, Dannae Mahape and Leerita Sombrero;
one $1,500 Best Buy Children's Foundation Scholarship to Jordan Begay;
one $1,000 Heard Museum Native American Student Art Scholarship to Chelsea Sieweyumptewa;
three $25,000 Gates Millenium Scholarships for 5+ years to Kevin Attikai, Jordan J. Begay and Lee Ann Dejolie;
one $3,750 per year Northern Arizona University President's Scholarship to Jessica Goatcher;
one $1,750 per year Northern Arizona University Merit Scholarship to Kirsten Nelson;
two $2,000 per year Northern Arizona University Raymond Educational Foundation Scholarships to Jessica Goatcher and Kirsten Nelson;
two $8,000 per year Arizona State University President's Scholarships to Terrance Geneeha and McKenzie Butler;
six $6,500 per year Arizona State University Provost Scholarships to Mia Henderson, Ashley Brown, LaKota Scott, Baahazhoni Yazzie, Chelsea Sieweyumptewa and Jordan Begay;
two $2,000 per year University Scholarships to Sarah Tooke and Lee Dejolie;
six $7,000 and $6,000 per year University of Arizona President's Award for Excellence scholarships to Terrance Geneeha, McKenzie Butler, Ashley Brown, Sean Gishi, Christopher Holve and Kirsten Nelson;
five $5,000, $4,000 and $2,000 per year Wildcat Excellence scholarships to Mia Henderson, Sarah Tooke, Jordan Begay, Ashton Norris and Jessica Secody;
seven Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Scholarship Tuition Waivers to Ashley Brown, McKenzie Butler, Terrance Geneeha, Jessica Goatcher, Mia Henderson, Christopher Holve and Kirsten Nelson;
two U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards to Taneah Grass and Matthew Shirley;
two Scholastic Excellence Awards to Jessica Goatcher and Christopher Holve;
two Semper Fidelis Awards for Musical Excellence to Chasity Begay and Adam Clark;
one World Scholar Most Valuable Player award during the Athletic Games in Rhode Island to Lee Ann Dejolie.
An astonishing grand total of $947,000 was won by Tuba City High 2007 Seniors for academic excellence and performance.
For information about TC High School and its award winning programs, call the TC District Office of Public Relations at (928) 293-1185.